By Julian March
WILMINGTON, NC (StarNewsOnline.com) -- A longtime StarNews editor has been appointed to the newsroom's top post.
Pam Sander, the newspaper's digital/newsroom operations editor, was named executive editor Thursday.
Sander was greeted with applause when StarNews Publisher Robert Gruber announced the promotion to the newsroom staff.
"At the end of the day, I felt like the best candidate to lead this newsroom was right in our backyard," Gruber said in an interview.
Sander is plugged in to the community, he said. "One of my objectives was to enhance the executive editor's position in the community."